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Odd man out …

Some mornings I wonder “Why?”

Not “Why?” as in why doofus/moron/slob types choose to defile our shared environment, but “Why?” as in why I bother to get my hands slimy and dirty and gooey, and take on the persona of a disheveled bag man, jaunt after jaunt after jaunt.

What is known is that finding the cure for cancer is beyond me, I won’t lead the world toward peace or will never know who shot J.R.

Two bags full this morning leaves me to wonder about a lot of things.

Two bags full this morning leaves me to wonder about a lot of things.

But I suppose the real answer goes beyond the hypotheticals just mentioned: The trash is there and shouldn’t be. It needs to be picked up, it must be recycled, and the pathway deserves to be little neater and brighter. This is something I can do. It is within the bounds of my mentality.

Yeah, that would make me the odd man out. I am odd in a lot of ways, this one included. Being publicly on the wrong side of sanity doesn’t cause me to lose any sleep. Knowing that this time tomorrow the path will look as it did today will bring me full circle to the original question.

About Dave Bradley (264 Articles)
I'm the one behind two totally unrelated blogs; one on 15 years of writing a weekly letter to my kids (plus other recipients), the other on my localized environmental responsibility. I'm a writer by trade and both endeavors are accepted practice for me. As for the letters, my adult children Ellen and Reid may have seen letters as corny at one point, but it's accepted practice for them, too, to find something in their mailbox other than bills and junk mail. Email and texting don't do a lot for me for a lot of different reasons. Snail mail has its place in the communicative world so as long as they keep selling stamps, I'm buying. As for 'Pick Up Your Path' and the environment, I advocate what citizens can do themselves to take a direct hand in their neighborhood environment. But Pick Up Your Path is also a general environmental blog. It may be largely about litter and trash, but both of those are just one element of the total environmental picture.

1 Comment on Odd man out …

  1. Because you care. Not a thing wrong with that.

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